Improv: short for 'free improvisation'. Although improvisation plays a part in most musical genres, free improvisation emerges as a distinct form in itself in the 1960s. Improv can be traced back to guitarist, Derek Bailey's early perfomances with the Joseph Holbrooke Trio ,with Gavin Bryars on Bass and Tony Oxley on drums (although Group Ongaku and AMM could lay a similar claim).
Initially playing post-bop jazz in the style of John Coltrane, Lennie Tristano and (incongruously) Bill Evans, the trio… read more
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